Articles tagged “north america”

United Buys Flight Academy to Help Overcome Pilot Shortages

United Buys Flight Academy to Help Overcome Pilot Shortages

David Koenig, Associated Press

We've been hearing for a number of years about the pilot crisis in the aviation industry. United's move is a novel and pretty direct approach to try and solve the problem, but it won't be enough on its own.

4 months ago

Boeing Plans to Restart Max Production in the Spring

Boeing Plans to Restart Max Production in the Spring

David Koenig, Associated Press

Given the pressure the Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators are under, we shouldn't expect to see the Max in the sky anytime soon. Making sure the aircraft is totally safe is the priority, not Boeing's share price.

4 months ago

2019 Was the Third Safest Year Ever in the Airline Industry

2019 Was the Third Safest Year Ever in the Airline Industry

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Despite the Ethiopian Airlines crash, 2019 stands as one of the safest on record. It's something worth remembering next time you board an aircraft.

5 months ago

Business Travel Airfares to Remain Flat in 2020: Amex GBT Report

Business Travel Airfares to Remain Flat in 2020: Amex GBT Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The good news is that airfares aren't set for a major increase in 2020. The bad news is that a softening in the financial outlook for global businesses is the likely cause.

5 months ago

JetBlue Adds Basic Fare in Battle With Discount Rivals

JetBlue Adds Basic Fare in Battle With Discount Rivals

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue isn't immune from the structural changes that are taking place in the aviation industry. Like it or not, basic economy is a part of the landscape now, and to truly compete you need to have it in your arsenal.

7 months ago

Delta Hints at Return to Days of Simpler Fares

Delta Hints at Return to Days of Simpler Fares

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines aren't always the most customer-centric businesses so any move to make things easier to understand should be welcomed. As usual, we'll believe it when we see it.

8 months ago

Blackstone Looks at Buying Water-Park Operator Great Wolf

Blackstone Looks at Buying Water-Park Operator Great Wolf

Kiel Porter and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Great Wolf Resorts has had a few private equity owners in its recent history and another one clearly thinks there is more money to squeeze out of the business.

8 months ago

Why U.S. Airline Carbon Emissions Keep Rising

Why U.S. Airline Carbon Emissions Keep Rising

David Koenig, Associated Press

We've been beating this drum for a while now. It's true that aircraft are much more efficient than they once were, but this doesn't matter if the industry keeps growing at such a pace.

8 months ago

Max Grounding Forces Norwegian to Abandon Irish Transatlantic Routes

Max Grounding Forces Norwegian to Abandon Irish Transatlantic Routes

Associated Press

The Max was key to making some of these routes work for Norwegian and with the aircraft still out of action it probably had little choice.

10 months ago

Travel Advisors Scramble to Find Alternatives for Caribbean-Bound Clients

Travel Advisors Scramble to Find Alternatives for Caribbean-Bound Clients

Paul Biasco, Skift

In the age of mass media, word of incidents in travel destinations quickly spread across the globe, and travel advisors need to be prepared to handle client requests for changes in their wake. It's important for advisors to start looking for backup plans when news begins to break.

10 months ago

Travel Advisors School Affluent Clients on the Great American Road Trip

Travel Advisors School Affluent Clients on the Great American Road Trip

Paul Biasco, Skift

As well-traveled Americans and international visitors look for their next adventures, travel advisors are pointing them to the allures of the open road. Fueled by an increase in high-end lodging options in the American West, more luxury travelers will shift gears and opt for driving rather than flying.

11 months ago

Theme Park Operator Parques Reunidos Gets $703 Million Takeover Approach

Theme Park Operator Parques Reunidos Gets $703 Million Takeover Approach

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With two of the company’s minority shareholders on board, this bid looks like it’s got a good chance of succeeding. But will any of Parques Reunidos’ rivals fancy getting involved with their own bids?

1 year ago